Monday, December 15, 2014
Halsey Chapman Post
Halsey Chapman Post was well known merchant in Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Post was born in Clinton, Connecticut in 1813. He moved to Sandusky, Ohio in the 1850's, and soon after settling in Sandusky, Ohio, Mr. Post became engaged in the lake fish business. He continued in that business until his death. H.C. Post was also associated with several other local business ventures, including the Sandusky Tool Company, the Sandusky Electric Light Company, and the White Line Street Railway.
On July 3, 1902, Halsey C. Post passed away at his home at the corner of Wayne and Madison Street. Rev. E. A. Steiner conducted funeral services at the Post residence, and burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Six employees of the Post Fish Co. served as pallbearers for H. C. Post. Honorary pallbearers were: Watson Hubbard, James E. Marshall, A. W. Prout, and George W. Paine. Mr. Post's wife, Sylvia, and his son, Lewis Post, had preceded Halsey C. Post in death. Mr. Post was survived by three children: Mrs. M. D. Leggett, Mrs. S. P. Brownell, and Joseph W. Post. Obituaries for Halsey C. Post appeared in the July 6 and July 7, 1902 issues of the Sandusky Register.
Several pages from Sandusky of Today related to the history of the fishing industry in Sandusky are found at the Ohio Memory Collection website.